Previous Lab Members

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Angela Kent
Postdoctoral researcher
October 2003 - August 2005

Ph. D. 2000, Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. 1996, Bacteriology,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. 1992, Biology, Grinnell College

Project:  North Temperate Lakes Microbial Observatory

Current: Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science


 
Tony Yannarell
Ph. D. 2003 (Limnology)

B.F.A., 1995, Creative Writing, Bowling Green State University
B.S., 1995, Geology/Paleobiology,
Bowling Green State University
M.S., 1999, Biology/Aquatic Ecology, Bowling Green State University


Advised by Eric Triplett, University of Florida - Gainsville

Project:  North Temperate Lakes Microbial Observatory

Current: Postdoc, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



Glen Hinckley
Postdoctoral researcher (joint with Joel Pedersen, Soil Science)
September 2005 - August 2007

PhD., 2005, Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Project:  Prion fate in wastewater treatment plants

Current: Assistant Professor at Elmhurst College, Department of Chemistry


Ryan Newton
PhD Student, Microbiology Doctoral Training Program
October 2003 - December 2007

Postdoctoral Researcher
January 2008 - May 2008

PhD, 2008, Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., 2002, Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Project: North Temperate Lakes Microbial Observatory

Current: Postdoc, Mary Ann Moran Lab, University of Georgia in Athens

Masters students
Eric Auerbach
M.S. Environmental Engineering, 2005
September 2003 - July 2005

B. S.  Biological Environmental Engineering
Cornell University

Project:
Molecular sequence diversity of antimicrobial resistance genes in natural microbial communities


Current: Consulting Engineer, Malcolm Pirnie, Chicago, IL
Trevor Ghylin
M.S. Environmental Engineering, 2006
September 2004 - June 2006


B. S.  Civil Engineering
University of North Dakota

Project: Construction and optimization of a denitrifying fluidized bed reactor for tertiary wastewater treatment at the Nine Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant

Current: Consulting Engineer, CH2M Hill, Milwaukee, WI

Cassandra (Cassie) Goodwin
M.S. Environmental Engineering, 2004
January 2003 - August 2004

B.S. Civil Engineering
Washington University, St. Louis

Project: Construction and optimization of a denitrifying fluidized bed reactor for tertiary wastewater treatment at the Nine Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant

Current: Consulting Engineer, JJR, Madison, WI.

Suchitra Karthikeyan
M.S. Environmental Engineering, 2005
September 2003 - June 2005

B.S. Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental Science
Bangalore University, India

M.S. Environmental Sciences
University of Pune, India

Project: Bioaugmentation of onsite wastewater treatment systems: an assessment of the efficacy of commercial bacterial additives in laboratory-scale anaerobic mesocosms.


Current: Consulting Engineer, Barr Engineering, Minneapolis, MN.



Erin Seyfried
M.S. Candidate
A
ugust 2005 - August 2007

Formerly: Undergraduate Researcher and Holstrom Fellow (Summer 2004)

Project:  Tetracycline resistance genes in natural microbial communities


Undergraduate Students

Azivy Che Aziz
B.S. Chemical and Biological Engineering
September 2006 - August 2007

Mentor: Stuart Jones, PhD candidate

Heather Clifford
B.S. Candidate (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
June 2007 - August 2007



Project:  Bacterial community dynamics freshwater lakes

Mentor: Ashley Shade, PhD candidate

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Valerie Bauza
B.S. Candidate (Environmental Engineering)
September 2006 - current


Project:  Bacterial community dynamics in freshwater lakes

Mentor: Stuart Jones, PhD candidate


 
Shannon Chambers
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Student

Project:  Design and assembly of a bioreactor to perform enhanced biological phosphorus removal.


Visiting from Southern University and A&M, Summer 2003.
 

Daniel Gall
Undergraduate Researcher and Holstrom Fellow (Fall 2004)

B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2005


September 2003 - July 2005

Project:  Operation of a sequencing batch reactor carrying out enhanced biological phosphorus removal


Current: M.S. Candidate, University of Washington, Seattle with H. D. Stensel

Marrianela Hechavarria
Summer Undergraduate Researcher (NSF-REU)
Summer 2006


Project:
Population dynamics of phosphorus accumulating organisms in full-scale wastewater treatment plants.

Emma Ingebretsen
B.S. Candidate (Molecular Biology major)
January 2006 - current


Project:  Tetracycline resistance genes in natural microbial communities

Mentor: Erin Seyfried, MS candidate


Aaron Jones
B.S. Candidate (Bacteriology)
January 2006 - December 2006



Project:  Bacterial phosphorus cycling in freshwater lakes

Mentor: Ryan Newton, PhD candidate

Jacqueline Minasso
Undergraduate Research Intern through the HHMI Symbiosis Summer Program
Centre College


June 2005 - August 2005

Project:  Actinobacteria in Wisconsin Lakes

 

Brad Tebbets
Summer Undergraduate Researcher (NSF-REU)
Summer 2004

B.S. Biotechnology, Rochester Institute of Technology


Project: 
North Temperate Lakes Microbial Observatory

Current: Ph.D. Candidate in Microbiology, UW-Madison.

Dan Freschel
Undergraduate Researcher
July 2004 - December 2004

Project: 
Bioaugmentation of onsite wastewater treatment systems: an assessment of the efficacy of commercial bacterial additives in laboratory-scale anaerobic mesocosms.
Amy Kuhn
Undergraduate Researcher
September 2003 - May 2005

Project: 
Bioaugmentation of onsite wastewater treatment systems: an assessment of the efficacy of commercial bacterial additives in laboratory-scale anaerobic mesocosms.
Jeremiah Osborn
Undergraduate Researcher
September 2003 - May 2005

Project: 
Bioaugmentation of onsite wastewater treatment systems: an assessment of the efficacy of commercial bacterial additives in laboratory-scale anaerobic mesocosms.
Molly Rideout
High School Science Research Intern through the Madison Metropolitan School District
June 2005 - December 2005

Project:  Phosphorus release by bacteria in Lake Mendota sediments

Current: Undergraduate at Grinnell College


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